Just one look at these shoes on this little child fills my head with so many images! It doesn't take a rich fantasy life to imagine the type of life this child must live. No doubt these shoes probably belonged to several other family members and possibly a few other feet she never knew before they landed in her lap as a precious gift. Amazed that something so beat up could be considered precious? Although in our homes these little shoes would have hit the trash bin long ago and be considered unusable without laces there's not a doubt in my mind that she clutched them to her chest in happiness when they were given to her. Perhaps she waited for weeks or months or even years to get a pair that came close to fitting so that she wouldn't have to walk barefoot. These might possibly be the first shoes she's ever had!
|Yes, these were plastic bottles!|